Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective

Youth in Cities: A Cross-National Perspective

by Marta Tienda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521005817

ISBN-13: 9780521005814

Pub. Date: 11/11/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There is growing awareness of the common difficulties experienced by poor young people who grow up in cities—crime and juvenile delinquency, limited access to education, the spread of infectious diseases, homelessness, and high rates of unprotected sex. They must contend with weak families and social institutions, poor labor market prospects, and for the most

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There is growing awareness of the common difficulties experienced by poor young people who grow up in cities—crime and juvenile delinquency, limited access to education, the spread of infectious diseases, homelessness, and high rates of unprotected sex. They must contend with weak families and social institutions, poor labor market prospects, and for the most unfortunate, the ravages of gang war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Chapters in this volume present and assess comparative evidence on the well-being of urban youth and proven interventions for assuaging the deleterious effects of poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521005814
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/11/2002
Series:
Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Setting the Context: 1. Comparative perspectives of urban youth; Part II. Youth as a Force for Social Change: 2. Steering by the stars; 3. Children show the way; 4. Adolescents as collaborators; Part III. Urban Youth Experiences in Cross-cultural Perspective: 5. Have cities ceased to function as integration machines?; 6. From street children to all children; 7. Youth crime, community development; 8. Youth violence prevention in America; 9. Social learning and community participation; Part IV. Work, Life Skills and Well-being: 10. Work by the young; 11. Program for life skills; 12. Youth in cities: signs of hope and stress.

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